I was off work on Monday for Columbus Day. After an early morning meeting with Natalie's teachers (more on that soon), I got to spend a peaceful day home alone! After an exciting day of mowing the grass, doing laundry, and even lounging on the couch, I got to do something I haven't been able to do yet this school year - get Natalie off the bus at the end of the school day! When the bus door first opened she looked less than excited but when she saw me she got so excited and gave me a big smile like this..
Since Kindergarten makes you very hungry, Natalie went straight to the pantry for a snack
And of course, a big glass of milk
Then we settled on the couch to read some books
Can't wait until Veteran's Day so we can do it all again!
I am mom to Natalie Elizabeth, a strong and feisty 8 year old born, along with her twin brother Andrew John, nearly 17 weeks early on 9/2/06. Andrew passed away on 9/4/06 and Natalie spent 110 days in the NICU. As a result of her premature birth she has Cerebral Palsy. Despite her challenges, she is constantly doing new and amazing things and surprising everyone!